​​​The Bachelor of Studies programme offered at the AKU's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is a transformative programme with a deeply integrate​d and holistic academic structure defined through four principal components that balance disciplinary knowledge with an inspiring general education ancho​red in practical learning. The components are Core Curriculum; Interdisciplinary Majors; Senior Thesis; and Experiential Learning.​

Guided by FAS’ academic advisors, students select their major by the end of their second year and spend most of their third- and fourth years taking courses within it. Each major comprises a minimum of 39 credit​s. The four majors are: 

  • ​Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • ​​Social Development Studies

  • Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

  • Human and Environmental Biology

The FAS follows a needs-blind admissions policy considering the candidate's context and merit without reference to financial need. There are no quotas, reserved seats or admissions against donations. Merit-based admissions are open to candidates globally.​​

Admissions have closed for 2024-2025 admission cycle, the last date for submission of applications was December 15, 2023. ​​

​​Eligibility Criteria​​

​Candidates following any system of education may apply to the programme, if they meet the eligibility requirements. ​There are no specific subject requirements. ​​​​​For details please go through the Admission​​ Information document.

For further information you can reach us using contact details provided below.​​​

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Admission Information 2024-2025

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Fee Structure​

Financial Assistance ​​

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​Office of the Registrar

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
​The Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800​ Pakistan​

Email: fas.query@aku.edu
Tel: +92 21 3486 9880​​